Liz Loewy is a Co-Founder and General Counsel at EverSafe, a technology company focused on the prevention of elder financial exploitation and identity theft. Before coming to EverSafe, Ms. Loewy was Chief of the Elder Abuse Unit in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Albany Law School, she was employed as a prosecutor in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office for 29 years. Under former District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau, she oversaw the Domestic Violence Unit from 1990 until 1995, before assisting in the creation of the Office’s first Elder Abuse Unit, where she oversaw 18 prosecutors who were responsible for prosecuting approximately 800 cases involving older victims, annually.
In 2009, Ms. Loewy served as trial counsel in a high profile trial involving the late Brooke Astor, after initiating and leading the investigation and prosecution of Mrs. Astor’s son, the late Anthony Marshall, and his attorney, Francis Morrissey. The trial resulted in convictions as to both defendants. She also led the criminal investigation into the affairs of the late Huguette Clark, a reclusive philanthropist whose estate became the subject of another highly publicized will contest, though no criminal charges were filed.
Ms. Loewy participated in the first National Policy Summit on Elder Abuse in Washington, DC in 2001. She was a presenter at the White House Conference on Aging in July of 2015, and has been a guest speaker on elder financial abuse and identity theft at a number of conferences in the US and Europe, including those hosted by the North American Securities Administrators Association, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the American Bankers Association, the Association of Certified Anti-Money-Laundering Specialists, the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, the National Adult Protective Services Association, the National Center for Victims of Crime, the National College of Probate Judges, the National White Collar Crime Center, the New York State Bar Association (Elder Law and Trial Lawyers), the Estate Planning Council of San Francisco, the New York State Coalition on Elder Abuse, and the New York State Society of CPAs, among others. She has conducted training sessions on elder abuse for the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life, New York State Supreme Court justices, several commercial financial institutions, all levels of the NYC Police Department, NYC Meals-on-Wheels workers, hospitals, law schools, and community groups.
Ms. Loewy is a recipient of the National Adult Protective Services Association Collaboration Award, the Elder Financial Protection Network’s Sentinel Award, and Albany Law School’s Kate Stoneman Award for her work in addressing elder abuse. She currently serves on the NAPSA Financial Exploitation Advisory Board, and the board of HelpAge USA.
Ms. Loewy co-authored a book entitled “Financial Exploitation of the Elderly: Legal Issues, Prevention, Prosecution, Social Service Advocacy” (co-author: Rose Mary Bailly). She has been quoted in a number of periodicals including Forbes, Businessweek, Consumer Reports, Kiplinger’s, the NY Times, the NY Law Journal, and Newsmax, and has appeared on ABC’s 20/20, CNBC, ABC News, and NPR.